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Kirdi Beaded Sex Mask
African art > Usual african items > Kirdi Sex Cache

Refined, this ancient work in glass beads, harmoniously combining contrasting triangular patterns, forms a fine but dense texture lined with cauris in the lower part. The loops assembled in two, produced a gentle rattling by colliding during the movements and movements of its wearer.
High on a base: 31 cm and a width of 52.
The Kirdi , or -pagans-, so named by the Islamic peoples, are established in the far north of Cameroon, on the border of Nigeria.They include the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali , Namchi, Bata, Do...  They live on agriculture, fishing and livestock. They live in small independent hamlets. Renowned for their terracotta statuettes reminiscent of sao works, they are also known for small leather and metal objects, beaded sex masks and ...


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Early African currency
African art > African Currencies > Primitive currency

This primitive African currency takes the form of a hoe that extends from a flat handle. Its surface and contours are finely hatched. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social exchanges, for dowries in particular, but could also constitute objects of parade or throw weapons. In Sierra Leone, goods were assessed against iron bars called barriferri. The king generally controlled the production or delivery of the kingdom's currency. The variety of these metallic forms is wide, and these sometimes take on the appearance of particularly aesthetic non-figurative sculpture.


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Kirdi Primitive Currency
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African art > Usual african items > Kirdi Currency

Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The group named Kirdi or "païens" by the Islamic peoples, are a population of Central Africa, mainly present in the far north of Cameroon, also in Nigeria.The Kirdi include the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali, Namchi, Bata, Do ayo... They live on agriculture, fishing and livestock. This piece was one of the kind used in the 1950s in Nigeria to acquire a slave or a wife. It was necessary to gather about forty for a slave, and they were at that time part of the dowry for most Bantu tribes. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. Transactions were made using cauris, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron in particular. These primitive currencies were used in trade, social ...


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Monnaie Kapsiki
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African art > Usual african items > Monnaie Kapsiki

Palaeomancers in traditional African art The Kapsiki form one of the ethnic groups that make up the Kirdi group established in the extreme north of Cameroon. These "pagans "(Kirdi) as the Islamized peoples have named them, include the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali, Namchi, Bata, Do ayo ... They live from farming, fishing and breeding, the blade attached to a neck was also used as currency, losing then. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins .The transactions were made using cowries, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals. In Sierra Leone, the goods were evaluated in relation to iron bars called barriferri. In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that the populations used the iron to pay of the things. The king ...


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